a person with special knowledge in some field, esp. in the fine arts
Origin of cognoscenteIt, origin, originally present participle of conoscere, to know from Classical Latin cognoscere: see cognition
A person with superior, usually specialized knowledge or highly refined taste; a connoisseur.
Origin of cognoscenteObsolete Italian from Latin cognōscēns cognōscent- present participle of cognōscere to know ; see cognition .